The « Global Sport & Olympic Studies Center » (GS&OSC) is a university research observatory created in Summer 2015 as part of the Social and Political Science Faculty and the Sport Science Institute at Lausanne University (UNIL). The Center’s academic activities are so far concerned by play culture, sport and olympics at different scales from local to global. The « longue durée » historical approach which is the core aspect of this academic project is conceived as a dialogue with the different social sciences. Its monthly workshop is open to every student and scholar from UNIL, Swiss universities and from all over the world.